Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Sheldrick Teaches Boden Mate

Kevin Sheldrick sent this Blackmar-Diemer Gambit. I don't know if the kiddies got the Boden lesson, but we get it here. Thanks! Kevin Sheldrick wrote:

"Hi Tim! I had an interesting Boden's Mate in a BDG today. Intriguingly, I had been preparing a lesson on Boden's Mate several hours earlier in the day with the view to possibly show the kiddies in school chess classes some day.

"Boden's Mate is characterized by the checkmate pattern of my game, played in an analogous position by Samuel Boden (as black in that particular game) in Schuler-Boden, London, 1853.

"In my game, black erred with 9...Be4? but I gave back the advantage with 12. Bc4? Black missed the overloading retort 12...f6!, after which I became once again in the driver's seat. An equal position resulted though after I missed Stockfish's strong 14.b3!, which would have intended tactics like 14...f6 15.Ba3 fxe5 16.dxe5 or 14...Nxc4 15.Nxf7! Finally, when black blundered by castling on move 17, I was about to play some nondescript move when I had this persistent feeling that there was something vaguely familiar about the position, like I had maybe seen something like it very recently..."

Sheldrick (1965) - NN (1988), 3 0 FICS, 21.05.2016 begins 1.d4 Nf6 2.Nc3 d5 3.e4 dxe4 4.f3 exf3 5.Nxf3 Bg4 6.h3 Bh5 7.g4 Bg6 8.Ne5 c6 9.h4 Be4? [+- according to Stockfish - Scheerer gives 9...e6 as best for black.] 10.Nxe4 Nxe4 11.Qf3 Nd6 12.Bc4? [12.Bd2!] 12...e6 [12...f6!-+] 13.0-0 [+-] 13...Qe7 14.Bd3 [14.b3!+-] 14...f6 15.Nc4 Nd7 16.Bf4 Nxc4 17.Bxc4 0-0-0? 18.Qxc6+! and black forfeited by disconnection (18...bxc6 19. Ba6 mate). 1-0


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